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the national debt ceiling. republican leaders announced today the extension lets the government continue borrowing money until may 19. the current debt ceiling-- $16.4 trillion-- could be reached as early as mid-february. the house bill does not specify a new dollar amount. it does mandate that congress approve budgets, or lawmakers won't be paid. major league baseball lost two hall of famers over the weekend. st. louis cardinals great stan musial-- "stan the man"-- died saturday at his home just outside the city. he played 22 years, helping the cards win three world series titles in the 1940's. he was widely regarded as one of game's greatest hitters ever. stan musial was 92 years old. also saturday, former baltimore orioles manager earl weaver passed away, during a caribbean cruise. weaver won the world series in 1970, and took his teams to three others. along the way, he gained fame for his fiery, in-your-face confrontations with umpires. he was ejected from games 91 times over 17 seasons. earl weaver was 82 years old. >> brown: finally tonight, a closing reflection on the inauguratio
in the debt ceiling that's been proposed by house republicans. the move to extend the nation's borrowing limit for three months is set to come to a vote tomorrow. and that news has reassured markets that the risk is fading that the u.s. will default on its debt for the first time in its history. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said republicans were willing to suspend the debt ceiling for three months. sending democrats to act. >> it has been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis. no budget; no pay. it is time for the senate to act. >> reporter: the white house called the move by house republicans "significant," though the administration still argues a short-term extension of borrowing authority does not go far enough. >> what we support is a long- term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills. >> reporter: at a house hea
are at an extreme disadvantage, for example, the debt ceiling, let's just use that as one example. republicans said we don't want to raise the debt ceiling. president obama said i'm not going to bargain with the debt ceiling and republicans in congress are going to vote to raise temporarily the debt ceiling on wednesday. it seems the president has the upper hand, and maybe that's why his speech was so darned tough. >> well, look, there's no doubt that being the president of the united states gives you the biggest bully pulpit there is in the nation, and i think he realized that and he is using it. part of that speech yesterday talked about taking it to the citizens and having the citizens continue being part of this process and pushing, but you know, with the debt ceiling, i think republicans were actually trying to extend an olive branch and found themselves rebuffed yesterday. if we had said pick the most controversial, divisive issues in the country right now, they are the issues that president obama chose to speak of yesterday. he's got a state of the union coming up in a couple of weeks. i wou
are playing their version of let's make a deal over the debt ceiling. tomorrow the republican-controlled house expected to vote on a bill allowing the government to borrow money through may 18th. but they want something in return. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live in washington with the details. what is the latest? >> reporter: as part of raising the debt ceiling the house republicans will demand that the senate pass a budget with spending cuts included and will try to force getting it done by april 15th. a short time ago the top senate republican issued this call to action. >> and so it's my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to do since his first inauguration four years ago and that is to work with us on identifying durable solutions to the problems that we can only solve together. to put aside those things we know we can't agree on and focus on what we can agree on. and we should start with spending and debt. because if we don't get a handle on that nothing else matters. >> reporter: bottom line republicans recognize
. >> reporter: so republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling. house gop members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling has raised. it's a move the president has demanded. >> i do believe it is a recognition of political reality. i think we realize the president won the election. >> reporter: but republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a highe debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they haven't done in four years -- pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt, we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> reporter: senate democrats view the vote as an opportunity to raise more money for taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity for us. in our budget we lift budget reform which many of my republican colleagues like, but it's going to include revenues. >> reporter: the house is expected to approve the debt
this is at least the republicans recognize increase the debt ceiling is something we need to do. but in fact, three months is not good enough. it really is unacceptable for my opinion and i think most of the democrats, because there are plenty of opportunities for us and we should really be looking long-term how we can reduce the deficit and deal with long-term sustainability for medicare and medicaid. those are issues that we have to look at and i believe we will and we have opportunities to do that around the budget, around the sequester, of course we will have to deal with in less than, well, six weeks. and we should. the debt ceiling, we need that certainty for the markets, for our economy. we know what happened when the republicans played around with not raising the debt ceiling in august of 2011. the economy was deeply hurt. we're in a recovery and we certainly should not let the republicans let us slip back with failing to provide that kind of certainty and not only the american markets but the global markets. >> congresswoman schwartz, thanks so much for coming on the program after a long w
by the g.o.p.. let's turn to the debt ceiling -- >> oh, we have a debt problem? lou: republicans make a a move to ends the nonsense. i hope you tell me tonight there's no discussion by the republicans whatsoever of shutting down the government, that this is going to stay positive and move forward. >> all i want is spending under control. that's what we campaigned on because we are bankrupting this nation. we cannot continue on this path. lou: congressman, we talked for years. >> sure. lou: i have heard that speech to the point that it makes me think you d't realize while you're in the majority, conservative republicans -- >> thank you. lou: that you don't realize fully that you're in a majority of a house that is only one-third of government. >> oh, listen, i get it, but nothing that raises revenue, nothing that provides money to any part of our government gets there unless the majority in the house pass it. lou: right. >> lou, that's leverage to bring spending under control. we've just finished two years where every fight we came up to, we were told, you know what? this is probably n
, the republicans have up vailed a bill to suspend the debt limit with a vote set for as early as wednesday. details of that legislation include this -- suspension of the debt ceiling for three months. on the 19th of may, the debt limit increases from $16.4 trillion to accommodate additional raring the treasury requires r and bills withholes the pay of lawmakers if congress fails to pass a budget by the 15th of april putting the money in escrow to comply with the 27th amendment of the constitution. joining us now is congressman gomert, vice chair of the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, and republican of texas. good to have you with us. first your impression before we turn to the debt limit of the president's inaugural address. >> well, lou, he started out great, quoting from the declaration from our founding documents, you know, endowed by the creator with certain inalienable rights saying that although they were self-evident, they are not self-executing as you pointed out earlier. now, as a lawyer, that sounds okay in court, you know, talking about the self-executing will or
briefing. the republican pledged to raise the debt ceiling de-escalate on news of uncertainty. they are welcoming the news, essentially. of course, the white house wants to raise it permanently. dagen: it looks like facebook is changing your status to miserable. a new study from researchers in germany of all places reveals that one in three people that visit the social networking site feel miserable and jealous just moments after signing off. , the triggers, guess what, it is all live. connell: that more people post about being happy on facebook, the more miserable i assume they are. dagen: it is all lies. connell: manti te'o back to the names on the dow today. dagen: it was busy indeed. sandra: look at the dow. we did have some standouts when it came to earnings. take a look at the dow. it is a volatile one. here is the dow 30. just to show you what these earnings are doing for the dow right now. travelers are best performer right now. this is also, by the way, one of the best performers on the s&p 500 right now. profits for travelers down. however, the results were better th
on whether to raise the debt ceiling. this bill comes amid a change and strategy for house republicans who decided not to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip in the fight to cut spending the the vote including a provision requiring congress to approve budgets and withholding pay for lawmakers until that happens. urn the legislation, they suspend the debt ceiling through may 18th, and congress raises the by whatever debt was incurred at the time. i don't know how you do that. just expand the ceiling. just not going to pay the credit cards. we don't care. meanwhile, as the dead line approaches, there's a chance the tax refund could be at risk. joining me is the managing direct for wealth health financial planning. rich, great to have you on the show. here's the deal. so congress has enough money to go through february 15th, mid february, about the time everybody starts trying to get the tax refunds. they file taxes. now, i know you are against refunds, but do you think it's possible they delay refunds? >> i'm hopeful it's not. i think the reality is congress will do the right thing. po
the "state of the union" and see the budget. but republicans decided not to make the debt ceiling a big issue. was a three budget extension and a month supporter of no pay with no budget but we need to focus on spending. it is a problem but we do need more investment was critical infrastructure but they have to be coupled with a concrete and forceful proposal to deal with deficits. neil: hope springs eternal as they went to the party of president has been reelected to undo what bill clinton tried to do not big government as the enemy but efficient doing the will of the people without wasting the money but this president might be the most liberal since fdr not to know if his way is the right way but it could be his way or the highway. we will see you tomorrow.
's victories will be only partial. >> reporter: republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling, house g.o.p. members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised. it's a move the president has demanded. >> i do believe it is a recognition of political reality. we realize the president won the election. >> reporter: republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a higher debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they have not done in four years, pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt, we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> reporter: senate democrats view a budget vote as an opportunity to raise more money through taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity. in our budget that we will pass we'll have tax reform, which many colleagues like but it will include revenues. >> reporter: the house i
. >> reporter: republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling, house g.o.p. members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised, a move the president has demanded. >> it's believe it's a recognition of political reality. we realize the president won the election. >> republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a higher debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they have not done in four years, pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> senate democrats view a vote as an opportunity to raise more money through taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity for us, because in our budget that we will pass, we will have tax reform which many of my republicans like but it will include revenue. >> the increase will likely happen tomorrow. >>> one other provision o
as the outcome in some cases. >> of course, the republicans wanted the raising of the debt ceiling attached to spending cuts and they ended up not insisting on that. is that a dangerous about-face for them? >> well, the old saying in military circles, survive and advance. the republicans have to survive so that it they can continue to advance. you heard the very bold statements from the president in his inaugural address yesterday where he talked about same things, marriage, global warming, all of these issues, gun control that are tough totes that are a big deal. and republicans know as soon as they break or the fever is broken on this fiscal problem, then the president's going to start pushing them on the social issues and the other liberal wish list items. so the president is perfectly content, i think, to keep the president from going from fiscal impasse to fiscal impasse, bet chance to get cut and keeps him swinging a bigger stick. >> what about spending cuts? >> we've heard so much about it during the presidential election and now that the president has been gnawiinaugurd for the seco
spending cuts in exchange for raising thehe debt ceiling-- at least for now. it was partly a recognition that multiple showdowns over the debtcb and spending have hurt the g.o.p.'s standing with voters. a cbs news poll released lastal week found americans trust the president over congressional econ republicans to handle thea republic economy by 15 points.r john thune is a republican senator from south dakota. was this what the republicanrepublican party saying we're going too operate a little differently in a second president obama term?ell, i thi >> well, i think -- i do believe it's a recognition of politicalde reality. the pre we realize the president won the election and i -- so i think to some degree it was a recognition that for us to have a debateav about spending and debt we'vewe got to have the focus be on a and wha budget and what we're going to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> pelley: and that's why thee republicans have attached a caveat to their debt ceiling bill. they want senate democrats to do something they haven't done since 2009: pass a budget putting them on t
on the debt ceiling, backing onshore flow a requirement to cut $1 for every dollar raised. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt we've got to have a he can to us beyond budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> a great opportunity for us. in our budget that we will pass, we will have tax reform which many of my republican colleagues like but it's going to include revenues. >> the house is expected to approve the debt limit increase tomorrow. >>> the super bowl will be in new orleans, but police are getting ready for potential problems in san francisco. they arrested a dozen people in the mission district sunday as fans celebrated the 49'ers win in atlanta. most of them were for public intoxication. there were arrests for dui, assault and an outstanding warrant, no reports of vandalism. >>> not to get ahead, but why not? it's worth noting more than a dozen cities had multiple sports championships in a single year. but since super bowl era, only four. baltimore did it in 1970. pittsburgh in 1979. new
and taxes have something to do with it. coming up, house republicans have a plan for the debt ceiling. they may want to be careful what they wish for. next, what was once considered the best investments out there not performing. we take a look get next. it's a new day. if your a man with low testosterone, you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. ll your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet, or body swelling; enlarged
to do. that's why the president can say we're not going to negotiate with debt ceiling, and if the republicans insist on doing it, he is going to go to their constituents, the american people. i have never felt better. >> the president also said on monday, and i'm quoting him, we remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. why on earth can't paul ryan, speaker boehner, and the rest of them agree with that statement? what is wrong with that encompassing the people of this country rather than dismissing so many people as takers? why can't they agree with those statements of the president? >> because they agree with the statements by mitt romney, that half of the country are takers, half of them are people that don't contribute to society, half of them don't deserve the benefits that they're entitled to, and that 1% of this country are the people that provide the jobs, provide everyth
debt ceiling bill. john boehner will be housing a meeting with key republican leaders at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. >> reporter: >> that's coming up and john harwood is here with a preview before that meeting. >> reporter: interesting to see how john boehner describes it, but there are some signs that the whole debt ceiling threat as a source of instability for markets and the economy may be melting away before our eyes. house republicans are going to take up a bill tomorrow afternoon to extend the debt ceiling, not just to april 15, but to may 18. they are going to do it with a mechanism that would allow them in effect to suspend the debt ceiling, not even to raise it making it easier for conservatives to vote for it and senate democrats say they plan to take up that proposal and expect to pass it by an overwhelming margin sometime within the next week or so. now, jay carney at the white house today for his part said we wouldn't a longer term extension than that but the president is not going to block this if it clears the congress. here's jay carney. >> the bill still has to over
to a question of the debt ceiling in recognition of all of this economic-- all of these decisions have an impact on small businesses and the fact that we have gridlock in d.c.? do you want to see them work more with the president and try to get a solution as to maybe, the little less extreme than what the president wants or do you want them to dig their heels in the ground and fight it tooth and nail? >> and the principals, they have to understand they only control one third of the government and they have to work with the president to come to a resolution, and the first thing i'd like to see the senate pass a budget. senate hasn't passed a budget in over four years at this point. i think what's going to happen on the debt ceiling they're going to vote to extend the debt ceiling for a couple of months and that's good. we don't want to be in a situation where we're defaulting or the threat of default, but i think they need to tie that back to something and maybe it's not the big and grand bargain with the entitlement plans right now, but i think at a minimum they have to tie it back to getting a
term. >> the house is getting set to vote on the republican debt ceiling proposal tomorrow. that delays the debt ceiling increase or increases the debt ceiling really until may 19th. it is contingent upon both houses of congress passing a budget or members of congress won't receive their paychecks, something the house votes on tomorrow. back to you. ashley: rich edson in d.c.. rich, thanks very much. tracy: well, president obama touched on many subjects in his inaugural address yesterday including immigration reforms, equal pay for women, and gay rights and climate change but there was one big, glaring omission. he failed to address the nation's current 7.8% unemployment rate. i'm not really sure how you could miss that actually. a big question to the speechwriters with that one. but important milestones coming up in the protracted fiscal negotiations including big vote tomorrow on the house to temporarily extend the debt ceiling now. many americans are wondering what legislators plan to do about jobs. joining us from both sides of the aisle, republican congressman trey gowdy from south
republicans are giving up their fight to tie the debt ceiling to spending cuts. will that make a deal easier? what does it mean for your taxes? one influential congressman will join us and give us answers. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> another difficult day for boeing shareholders. shares are still under pressure. it's becoming clear the quick fix that boeing had been hoping for over its 787 dreamliner problems is becoming much less likely. fill lebeau has the latest on this. not a good situation at all for boeing. >> it's tricky. they still don'tfor the two inc. they have to peel back the onion further. i have had people saying what are they doing at boeing? are they working with the ntsb? a lot of it is centered around the everett factory, where the dreamliner is built they are out there doing tests, working in teams. i'm told it's hundreds of employees working on this 787 problem. they're not in one central location, but spread out throughout the boeing facility. boeing is tapp
's debt ceiling through may 19. that vote is set for tomorrow. congressman paul ryan, last year's republican vice presidential nominee, said today republicans want to shift the focus to enacting a budget, with major spending cuts. the senate is going on four years now for not having passed a budget. we think this gives us the time we need in this nation to have a good, thorough vigorous and honest debate about what it takes to get our fiscal house in order and about how to budget. families budget. businesses budget. our federal government should budget. >> ifill: the bill also says if lawmakers don't enact a budget with spending cuts, they won't be paid. in the senate, democratic majority leader harry reid declined to comment on that provision, but he did say that, in general, he welcomes the house move. >> i'm very glad that they sent us up a clean... they're going to send us a clean debt ceiling bill. the other stuff on it will athat when we need to. i'm glad we're not facing crisis here in a matter of a few days. >> sreenivasan: president obama said he wanted a longer-term ex
to the front line. that is the capitol. we have the latest as the house prepares for a vote on the debt ceiling. david: congress heading back to work today following the president's inauguration speech yesterday which a lot of the members of the republican party saw as a poke in the eye to them. >> the first order of business for congress, the looming debt ceiling. rich edson live on capitol hill. hi, rich. >> hey, lauren, we'll get that vote tomorrow in the house to extend the debt ceiling to the middle of may. when it comes to a longer term debt solution, longer-term debt ceiling solution and when it comes to taxes and spending the parties are far apart as they always been a day of a the president's inauguration and one which both parties have a very different take on the president's address. >> people can criticize president obama about a lot of things but not his ability to communicate and i think he communicated to the american people a message of hope, a message of action, and i liked it very much. i, we should move past the name-calling phase. >> one thing was pretty clear from the p
getting word that as expected the house will vote on the debt ceiling limit for another few months, pushing it back to may 19. the report on this possibility yesterday in washington for the inauguration, this this might be a face-saving gesture on the part of republicans to gather their duffs and buy some time with a president who at least for the time being is more popular than they. what do you make of the timing of this vote? -- and what they will gain? >> i think the republicans were concerned about public perception of them not doing anything and i think it's a bad idea. i mean, i think this kicks the can down the road. move people say, we want a solution today. we don't want to keep having this conversation. every couple of months, we talk about the debt ceiling, what good is a ceiling if you keep raising it and you don't make spending cuts to keep yourself under that number? it has no purpose. >> neil: i want to take a look at the corner of wall and broad. many argue the reason why it was up 62 points is the fact that, whew -- it's a relief they won't bring this to the brink
house republicans could avoid a showdown over the debt ceiling. coming up, we will have a live report from our washington d.c. newsroom with not so hidden agenda. >>> tara moriarty tells us about the four victims shot at and they are all teens. >> reporter: ever since we were here, neighbors stopped by to ask us if we have more information because quite frankly they are shocked as the teens were standing here and somebody drove bias -- drove by and shot at them. you can see the bullet holes. this all happened at 6:00 in grandville and the driveby shooting left four young people ranging in age 13 to 16 and luckily they are all expected to survive. they were struck by bullets by three or four males ins side. two middle school boys were here and we don't know if they were in deed the victims. >> i have seen them playing soccer and i have never had any problems with that family. >> so you really are surprised. >> yes, it is very surprising, very scary. >> right now detectives say they have no motive and they are not saying if the shooting is related. we will keep checking in with them all
begun to back off on the debt ceiling fight. you note that sandy aid passed even though it only got 46 republican votes in the house. it seems to me this strategy of laying out what you want and then negotiating is better than trying to figure out what the other side wants. >> chairman steel, there's been some discussion as to whether this was even, many of the, that progressive of a speech, but the reaction from conservative outlets -- >> oh, baby, it was. >> i have been waiting for the real barack obama to show up, and i don't mean that as a criticism. i mean that honestly. knowing him as i have come to know him over the years, going back to when he first came to washington as a senator, that's the guy that i as chairman was prepared to do battle against and framed my chairmanship and even wrote a book about how to defeat this agenda, this very progressive agenda for conservatives to wake up coming out of the slumps of 2006 and 2008. >> can i say one thing, though, and ezra, i would like to get your thoughts on this. i thought it was a progressive vision for the country. at the same
want to talk about other things, his doors open. they're going to raise the debt ceiling. he understands that the brinksmanship that the republicans were able to bring last time, just doesn't exist. this guy is popular with the american people. he is a likeable guy, a great family. a few more weeks of this honeymoon before the sharks start to come back into the water but hopefully he will truly take advantage of it. >> joy reid, and richard wolffe, thank you for joining us on this historic night. and america's troubadeer in chief, james taylor gets tonight's last word. ♪ oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber
, and expiring continuing resolution that is funding the government, and the debt ceiling. they will consume congress because republicans and democrats do not agree on how to resolve them. he is going to leave the president tied up. you have to do with these things. immigration and gun control and gay marriage our wish list items. immigration is a big issue. that will be very hard to move something that is progressive or liberal with a divided congress. we all know that an assault weapon ban will not get to the house. it is possible they will get from checks. it may be scaled back urgent of what the president talked about yesterday. in full-scale he will not he able get an assault weapons ban through. that probably will not happen. the spending issues, he will have to deal with. choices will be made. host: we want to get you involved. you can send us a tweet. in the immediate term tomorrow, house republicans have decided what's on the debt ceiling? guest: the debt ceiling is set to expire $6.4 trillion. we need to raise the nation's are one limits. republicans do not like that idea without h
, the republicans have had a plans going forward this week and we're going to try to extend the debt ceiling by a few months to give the congress and the president more breathing room. to address a long-term balanced budget over the next ten years. we have automatic spending cuts coming in place as part of the sequester. spending cuts in march and then the government funding mechanism the end of march and that will give awes opportunity to pass the budget in the house, pass the budget in the senate and recognize those two. >> greta: you'd vote for increasing the debt ceiling. >> par coming this week, attached to it, pass a budget by april 18th otherwise members wouldn't receive any pay. it's unfortunate that we have to take that step, but the senate hasn't passed a budget now if four years and we need them to outline their priority. >> greta: or you're no? >> yes. >> i'd be hesitant to raise the debt ceiling or just put it on the side for right now. we need real solutions. what he's been outlining here are the true problems that we face today. something, as much as i was in awe seeing the pr
resolution that is done in the government. we have the debt ceiling. these three major things are going to consume congress because republicans and democrats don't agree how to resolve those. he will become tied up dealing with this and it has to be done. we have to deal with these things. immigration and gun-control, these are things, like a marriage, almost wish list items. i know immigration is a big item appeared that will also be hard to move something that is progressive or liberal with a divided congress, as is gun- control. we all know and assault weapons ban cannot get through the house. it's not going to get through. it is possible they will get background checks. maybe it very scaled-back versions of what the president was talking about yesterday. but in a full-scale, you will not able to get assault weapons ban through. he will not able to get immigration through in the way progressives would like. so that probably will not happen. but the spending will have to be dealt with. sources will be made, in that sense. host: we're talking about president obama's second term. we wan
't believe it is right for republicans to just suspend the debt ceiling and then to put a bunch of stuff in there about the senate and, you know, all that kind of stuff, provisiones that are blatantly unconstitutional, too, by the way. so i'm disappointed in this thing that's coming up, but people need to know this debt ceiling vote is coming up. they should also know that the sequester is coming up. we delayed a few days ago with the new year's eve deal, we delayed the sequester two months. these are massive cuts to the tune of i think around $89 billion that are going to be put on the pentagon and domestic spending. they're dumb cuts. we are not looking at specific programs in evaluating their worth and eliminating some and keeping others. we just like, chop. this is no way to budget for a nation, and i hope we can delay the sequester. but it's coming up soon. republicans have vowed they want even more cuts maybe in addition to the sequester to negotiate, and i think we should remind everybody we've already had $1.7 trillion in cuts and we just did $600 billion in new revenue. that's a
and the markets want. >> house republican leaders have set a vote for tomorrow to extend the debt ceiling deadline until may 19th. the u.s. treasury has been taking steps in the meantime to keep the country from defaulting until late february or early ma. this gop figure would let the government borrow what's needed to meet its obligations for that purpo purpose. mary joe, which one do you expect europe to focus its energy on. >> i think the likelihood of a shutdown is less standard than it would have been ten days ago. but i would look at a three-stage process here. the first is tomorrow to deal with the debt ceiling and extend without a number extend the ability of the government to continue to expend until mid-may. then i would look at march 1st sequestration. that is the agreed-to reduction s amounts that the president already agreed to. >> and we've heard what sequestration would to to the government and people? >> not really, but with the nomination of peter, historically he's talked about cuts in defense. if you're going to cut, anyway, then let's get started and what about, too, is happeni
in brinksmanship and take us to the edge of the fiscal cliff where the edge of the debt ceiling. that is part of it. the democrats feel they have the political advantage. i thinkwhat we saw today was the president giving and not to republicans say we have to do something to rein in the deficit but quickly coming back and saying, we are not plan to undermine such as security, medicare, medicaid. politically he is in an advantageous posture with regard to the major entitlement programs. melissa: that all sounds true. the problem is the origin of all of this debt are those entitlement programs. if we don't get them under control we are looking at the national debt when the president took office. it is now 16. that is the 60 percent increase over that time frame. i mean, without tackling those entitlements, i don't know how you get that crazy balloon under control. >> in the president's continues to have an interest in spending, taxing, and that think the reason they have the momentum is that the gop for all intents and purposes has given up the moral high ground. the biggest momentum that the republic
, is to talk about a vote that the house republicans are going to take tomorrow to raise the debt ceiling temporarily for three months. and what he informed his caucus about, just in the last hour and a half, is that they are going to write a budget that tries to balance the budget in ten years. that is going to mean massive cuts across the board from the perspective of republicans, but that's how he hopes to get conservatives to agree to raise the debt ceiling temporarily. >> he's got his own problems, as well as speaker. not an easy job. we'll stand by to hear what he says. dana, thank. so what exactly did the president say that raised so much republican ire? kate balduan is here. she's got more on this part of the story. >> yeah, wolf, as you and i know, he used some pretty broad strokes in his inaugural speech to paint a blueprint on major issues he hopes to focus on facing the country. all controversial in trying to get republicans on board. cnn's chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin, is here with more details. jessica, what's the latest on the president's second-term agen
on the debt ceiling increase. but there is no guarantee that they're going to extend similar cooperation on other parts of the agenda. we have to see whether or not partisan warfare actually escalates later in the year or whether we have turned a corner and the president has found a different way of dealing with republicans that's more effective. >> fascinating weekend, john. i think we have some live pictures this morning of the president going to the national prayer breakfast in washington. the president and the first lady at the national cathedral. i think in the motorcade also spotted valerie jarrett, jack lew and some others as well. thanks, john. >>> meanwhile, what's coming up tonight on "fast?" >> we'll talk about the natural gas and how it can be converted to other things. and there will be the first nat gas to diesel plant and what that can mean in future. >> you're fired up into. a lot of news. >> i am. >> have a good day. >>> in the meantime, here's what you missed earlier on this morning. >> welcome to hour three of "squawk on the street." here's what's happening so far. >>
and the tea party group they fund has come out against using the debt ceiling as leverage rather than holding it hostage. and yet the republican congress is still in turmoil over whether this is the right thing to do. i was fascinated by mrs. miller's comments regarding the escrow and whether or not interest would be undertaken. i was looking at the 401k maneuver for $150 billion taken out of the 401k plan of congress and the federal employees. and the first thing that came to my mind is, if you are going to take $150 billion out and i don't have many money over there, but you don't get interest. it ain't but a nickel, but a penny and somehow or another that seems to be a problem here as well. but being out of sight doesn't mean being out of mind. and the republicans can't will away our national responsibilities just because it conflicts with the ideology of your more extreme members. i imagine come may, my friends on the other side will find another loophole that allows them to pay off the debt ceiling for another three months. we emerge from almost crisis to almost crisis through the next y
here congressional action on the debt ceiling. tonight on "special report" we are one day away from a vote on a house republican bill to increase the country's bar rowing limit for four months. one of the strings attached is a sus specific of lawmakers' pay if they do not approve a budget by april 15. the politics and the policy here. the white house is not giving te tails on how president obama plans to fulfill the promises he made in the inaugust ration speech monday. but he will get an opportunity to rule on the controversial keystone xl oil pipeline. the governor of nebraska approved the new proposed route. this is the 40th anniversary of the roe v. wade decision that legalized abortion. we will get a status report on the four-decade long battle. plus a preview of secretary clinton's testimony on benghazi tomorrow and where the survivors of the terrorist attack. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to my colleagues at "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: most of us know him as prince harry. in the military and at greg's house they call him captain wham. thir
ellen kullman will join us first on cnbc. >>> house republicans seeking to extend the debt ceiling and fight another day. >> better luck next time. oh, sure you can't win them all, you know. >> if the bill passes march 1st becomes the new deadline to watch. that's when drastic spending cuts are set to kick in automatically, unless a debt agreement is reached. we'll ask the ceo of cowan and company if the delay would help or hurt the market? the third hour of "squawk box" begins right now. >> welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc first in business worldwide. i'm joe kernen along with becky quick. andrew ross sorkin is on assignment in, i think it's davos. isn't it? >> davos is how they say it. we say davos. >> they say davos? oh, never mind. he's in davos. he will join us tomorrow with the latest from the world economic forum when becky goes over there she gets stockholm syndrome so badly. >> that's why you won't let me go anymore. >> and sorkin is already basically a socialist, so being over in europe, he's going to end up, who knows, maybe he will actually be, could it be -- i
the republicans were down and out. think again, the house will vote for a three-month ceiling on the debt seen and comes with a price. g.o.p. leaders said they would vote for the extension, but that the measure would also require the democratic controlled senate to pass a budget and if ne do ththey fail that, pay for lawmakers will be withheld. and we've got to look at the house and spending problem. no budget, no pay. joining me now with reaction. congressman david schweiker and walldon. i was skeptical when i heard the republicans are giving in already. i had a couple of discussions this weekend, and some of your colleagues, explain the rational. number within, they say sequestration that's cuts are going into effect and force the president and senate to come one a budget and the senate didn't pass a budget in three and a half years. i liked it more when it was explained to me. is that about right. >> i think it is, sean and about time the senate did the legal responsibility of passing the budget we passed one each the last two years we'ven been in the majority. the ryan plan laid out how to
. house republicans suspend measure to suspend debt ceiling. until mid may setting the stage for a floor vote as soon as wednesday. they write that the house rules committee posted text of the legislation as washington prepared for president obama's second inauguration. the bill would withhold members' pay if congress fails to pass a budget by april 15. they will hold an emergency meeting to discuss legislation tuesday setting up a vote as soon as wednesday on the house floor. angus is in rose dale, new york on our republican line. go ahead. caller: good evening. i'm sorry. it is agnes. first of all, i would like to thank c-span for giving us such excellent coverage as usual and yes, i am african-american and yes, i am a republican and my parents were republicans and we're from the south. i would like to say that -- a shout out to former president george bush and his family. i love them as well. i hope his family, his father -- they are in our prayers. i saw condoleezza rice today and she was beautiful as usual. i also would like to say that i have been in a dilemma of my party because i
for another four months. the current debt ceiling is 16 - point -four trillion dollars. that's how much the government is authorized to borrow. the treasury department expects to exhaust that authority sometime between mid-february and early march. house republican leaders want to suspend the debt limit through may 19th and focus on other fiscal issues. including the automatic spending cuts due to go into effect on march first. investigators from the national transportation safety boaqrd will conduct more tests today to determine what caused the problems that led to the grounding of boeing's 7-8-7 dreamline planes. the planes were grounded last week after two incidents involving batteries aboard the airliners. including a fire in an empty japan airlines 7-8-7 in boston. u-s-a today reports the n-t-s-b investigators will be looking at the battery charger and other electronics in an attempt to find out what went wrong. today is the 40th anniversary of "roe-v-wade". the landmark supreme court ruling establishing a woman's right to an abortion. the decision prompted a nation- wide debate. w
campbell report, republicans say they have a new plan to attackle the debt limit -- to tackle the debt limit. >> reporter: they plan to debate that today and vote tomorrow. the debt ceiling is currently set at $16.4 trillion and the treasury department says we could hit that in just three weeks. house republican leadership proposes extending the debt limit through mid-may to avoid missing any payments. so far, several senate democrats and the white house approve that plan but it's another short-term fix. california congressman mike honda does not want congress in charge of setting the debt limit. they just introduced a bill that could -- that would allow the treasury to pay off the debts unless there's something introduced to stop it. >> i think we should have a progress that addresses that so it doesn't become a barrier or a political football. >> reporter: the country has never defaulted on payments but even debating the debt ceiling could have a negative impact on the economy. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> let's get you updated on some of the top stories we're following ri
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